iTune account required to purchase iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eashworth, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. eashworth macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007
    The following statement is from Apple's iPhone website:

    "To set up your iPhone, you’ll need an account with Apple’s iTunes Store. "

    Setting up an account requires giving Apple your credit card information for Apple to store permanently. With all the theft and mishandling of electonic information, this causes me concern. Does anyone know whether an iTunes account is required in order to purchase or use the iPhone?
  2. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005

    Just about guaranteed you will need one to set up the phone after you purchase it
  3. Jayrod macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2006
    I wouldn't worry too much about the theft stuff. There are easily 50 million people out there who have their credit card information stored on their iTunes account for use with the iTunes store, and I haven't heard of a breach of security yet. I think your credit card number is safe with Apple - Except when you walk into an Apple store... I swear I can not leave that store without spending at least 100 bucks. It's a sickness.
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    IMO, people have an irrational fear of giving out credit card information. Quite a few companies have my credit card on file (Apple, Amazon, Overstock, Marriott, Hilton immediately come to mind). I have no worries and I have been a victim of identity theft.
  5. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    You need a credit card to sign up for itunes?
  6. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    No it doesn't. I don't have CC info in mine.
  7. eashworth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007
    When I try to establish an iTunes account following the instructions on Apple's web page, the 3rd screen of required information is a credit card number and expiration date. When I try to skip this page, it will not allow it. Do you know some other way to establish an account?

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